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!Slingshot MAX

The world's most popular productivity tool for AutoCAD®. !SlingShot Max introduces more than 60 indispensible commands to your AutoCAD® that you'll wonder how you ever managed without.

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Our most popular enhancement tools for AutoCAD® and AutoCAD® LT. !SlingShot Max introduces more than 60 new commands to your AutoCAD®. Make the most of your AutoCAD® LT software.

!Slingshot Max provides the most popular set of useful enhancemnt tools for use in AutoCAD® and AutoCAD® LT. Maximise your AutoCAD® software with this seamless tool - available for versions 2000 - 2010 and beyond.

!SlingShot Max offers a generous selection of productivity features for AutoCAD® software suite and works seamlessly with AutoCAD® using toolbars, menu pull downs and keyboard shortcuts.


  • X-REF Manager
  • True Type Color
  • Irregular Viewport
  • Set DWG Associate
  • Move Object's Layer
  • Erase Object's Layer
  • Layer Previous
  • Layer Previous Mode
  • Set Number Layer key
  • Freeze Number Layer Key
  • Improved command access
  • Xclip, Vpclip.
  • All of the image commands.
  • TrueColor and Gradient fills (not available for AutoCAD® LT 2000 / 2000i / 2002)
  • The parallel & extension snaps & object snap tracking. 
  • Quick viewpoint setting routines.
  • All the shademodes. 
  • Orbit and Continuous Orbit.
  • Faster AutoCAD® operations

!Slingshot Max Commands

Image Commands
Image Adjust Adjust the brightness, contrast and fade settings of an attached image.
Image Attach Attach a variety of image files.
Image Clip Crop an inserted image and display a specified region.
Image Frame The ability to hide or display an image boundary.
Image Quality Control the display quality of an image to reduce time required to display.
Transparency Set the selected image as transparent.
Layer Commands
Isolate Layer Isolate the layer of the selected object.
Layer Freeze Freeze the selected object's layer.
Toggle On/Off Turn off all layers, apart from the current layer. Or turn all layers on.
Layer Control All Turn on, thaw and unlock all layers and regenerate the drawing.
Layer Off Turn off the selected object's layer.
Layer Lock Lock the selected object's layer.
Layer Unlock Unlock the selected object's layer.
Layer New Change the selected object's layer to a new layer.
Change to Current Layer Place the selected object on the current layer.
Set to Current Layer Set the selected object's layer as the current layer.
Vport Freeze Freeze the selected object's layer in the current viewport.
Orbit Commands
3D Orbit 3D orbital motion of the objects by cursor movement.
3D Corbit Sets the objects into continuous orbital motion.
3D Zoom Realtime zoom in 3D.
3D Pan Realtime pan in 3D.
3D Swivel Swivel the view in 3D.
3D Distance Adjust the distance in the 3D view.
3D Clip Set and adjust the clipping planes in the 3D view.
Shade Commands
2D Wireframe View as 2D wire frame.
3D Wireframe View as 3D wire frame.
Hidden View with obscured faces hidden.
Flat Shaded Apply flat shading to objects.
Gouraud Shaded Apply Gouraud shading to objects.
Flat Shaded, Edges On Apply flat shading with distinct edges.
Gouraud Shaded, Edges On Apply Gouraud shading with distinct edges.
Configuration Commands
Turn Keyboard On Turn drcauto shortcut keys on.
Turn Keyboard Off Turn drcauto shortcut keys off.
Configuring Keyboard Open and edit hot-key settings.
Layer Key Configuration Open and edit layer key number configuration.
Command Configuration Open and edit shortcut key commands.
Multiple Sessions Open multiple sessions of AutoCAD® and !SlingShot Max.
drcauto Home Page Go to drcauto Home Page.
Set DWG Associate Set current DWG file to be associated with !Slingshot.exe
Show Welcome Page Show welcome page during start-up.
Show Title Turn !SlingShot Max title display on/off.
About Open drcauto about.
Help Open drcauto help file.
View Commands
SW Isometric Show South-West view.
SE Isometric Show South-East view.
NE Isometric Show North-East view.
NW Isometric Show North-East view.
Plan View Show plan view.
Front View Show front view.
Rear View Show rear view.
Left View Show left view.
Right View Show right view.
Text Commands
Edit block Attributes Select block to edit its attributes.
Continue Under Selected Text Continue selected text.
Change First Letter to Capital Change first letter from lower to upper case.
Change Selected String to Upper case Change selected text from lower to upper case.
Change Selected String to Lower case Change selected text from upper to lower case.
Utility Commands
Xref Manager Access to Xref Tree for editing and opening Xref drawings.
External Xref Clip Clip external Xref drawings.
Xclip Frame Clip Xref drawing frame.
Clip Existing Viewport Clip existing viewport.
Irregular Viewport Create a layout viewport with irregular boundaries by converting an object drawn in paper space into a viewport.
Rotate Cross Hairs by Pick Rotate cross hairs along with a picked object.
Rotate Cross Hairs to 10 degs Rotate cross hairs along with a picked object.
Rotate Cross Hairs to 45 degs Rotate cursor to 45 degrees.
Rotate Cross Hairs to 0 degs Rotate cursor to 0 degrees.
Set Cross Hair Rotation Rotate cursor to inputed degrees.
True Type Color Access to true type color by using the Color Index, by entering the color number, and by entering bylayer or byblock.

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Questions & Answers

[Q] Is it possible to run current DRCAuto software on Windows 7 (both 32 and 64 bit machines)?

[A] The answer is yes. For Windows 7 32 and 64-bit platforms, the solution is to install both AutoCAD® and DRCAuto under what is known Windows XP Mode.

Read the complete article on How to Run drcauto software on Windows 7 clicking here


[Q] Do I have to get new code numbers each year like I do with our other DRCAuto software?

[A] DRCAuto software requires annual re-authorisation codes. The new code can be obtained from this web site for $99


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System Requirements

  • AutoCAD® currently installed
  • 32bit(2) computer
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Microsoft® Windows Vista® (SP1 or later or Microsoft®, Windows® XP Professional or Home edition (SP2 or later)
  • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1.8 GB (AutoCAD) + 30 MB (Smart Architect) free disk space for installation
  • 1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Microsoft®
  • Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card
  • 1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later


  • 2000, 2000i, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • 2008 (prior to the Non-Unicode Multiline Hotfix) dll
  • 2009 (prior to SP2)
  • 2010 (prior to SP1) dll

(2) Not compatible with 64bit machines

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